Publications - 2016

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Publications - 2016


Bethmont A, Bui CM, Gardner L, Sarkar S, Chughtai AA, MacIntyre CR. Quantified degree of poultry exposure differs for human cases of avian influenza H5N1 and H7N9. Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Sept Vol 144: Issue 12, 2633 – 2640.

Bui CM, Gardner L, MacIntyre CR. Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, Midwestern United States [letter]. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Jan. Vol. 22, number 1, 138-139.

Bui C, Rahman B, Heywood AE, MacIntyre CR. A Meta-Analysis of the Prevalence of Influenza A H5N1 and H7N9 Infection in Birds. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2016 Jan 10. l.

MacIntyre CR, Yan, SL. Social media for tracking epidemics - fad or way of the future? The Conversation. Oct 12 2016.

Chen X, Chughtai AA, MacIntyre CR. Herd protection effect of N95 respirators in healthcare workers. Int Med Res. 2016 Oct 26. pii: 0300060516665491. [Epub ahead of print]

Furuya-Kanamori L., Liang S., Milinovich G., Soares Magalhaes R.J., Clements A.C.A., Hu W., Brasil P., Frentiu F., Dunning R., Yakob L. Co-distribution and co-infection of chikungunya and dengue viruses. BMC Infectious Diseases. Accepted Feb. 2016.

Chughtai AA, Barnes M, Macintyre CR. Persistence of Ebola virus in various body fluids during convalescence: evidence and implications for disease transmission and control. Epidemiology and infection. 2016:1-9.

MacIntyre CR, Chughtai AA, Seale H, Richards GA, Davidson PM. Respiratory protection for healthcare workers treating Ebola virus disease (EVD): Are facemasks sufficient to meet occupational health and safety obligations? Int J Nurs Stud. 2014;51(11):1421-6.

MacIntyre CR, Chughtai AA, Seale H, Richards GA, Davidson PM. Uncertainty, risk analysis and change for Ebola personal protective equipment guidelines. Int J Nurs Stud. 2014;52(5):899-903.

Rosewell A; Effler P; Yapa C; Telfer B; Musto J; MacIntyre R, 2016, 'Ebola outbreak in West Africa: considerations for strengthening Australia's international health emergency response', The Medical journal of Australia, vol. 204, pp. 258 – 259

Gardner, LM, Chughtai AA, MacIntyre CR. Risk of global spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) via the air transport network. Journal of Travel Medicine. DOI: First published online: 5 September 2016

Baker, M. G., Zhang, J., Blakely, T., Crane, J., Saville-Smith, K., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2016). Collaborating with a social housing provider supports a large cohort study of the health effects of housing conditions. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 159. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2730-9

Hamm N.A.S., Soares Magalhães R.J., Clements A.C.A. (2015) Earth observation, spatial data quality and neglected tropical diseases. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9: e0004164.

Gardner LM, Chen N, Sarkar S, Global risk of Zika virus depends critically on vector status of Aedes albopictus. Lancet Infectious Diseases, DOI:

MacIntyre, R. Halting the spread of Zika virus – the top 5 questions for public health action, 31 January 2016.

Sarkar Sahotra, Zika virus: mosquitoes and travel patterns will determine spread of virus, The Conversation, 2 February 2016.

MacIntyre, R. Zika virus in Singapore - cause for concern? August 29 2016.

Rawlinson WD (2016) Pregnancy, the placenta and Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. Microbiology Australia (in press)

Furuya-Kanamori L., Marquess J., Yakob L., Riley T.V., Paterson D.L., Foster N., Huber C., Clements A.C.A. (2015) Asymptomatic Clostridium difficile colonization epidemiology and clinical implications. BMC Infectious Diseases. 15:516.

MacIntyre CR, Karki S, Sheikh M, Zwar N, Heywood AE. The role of travel in measles outbreaks in Australia - An enhanced surveillance study. Vaccine. 2016 Aug 17; 34(37): 4386-91. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.07.023. Epub 2016 Jul 19.

Teoh H, Mohammad S, Britton P, Kandula T, Lorentzos M, Booy R, Jones C, Rawlinson WD, Ramachandran V, Rodriguez M, Andrews I, Dale R, Farrar M, Sampaio H (2015) Enterovirus 71 neurological disease : clinical characteristics and functional motor outcomes.JAMA Neurology 73(3) :300-307

Fletcher-Lartey SM, Andresen D, Van Hal D, Merif J, Stark D, Rawlinson WD, Harkness J, Ellis J. (2016) Comparison of enteric protozoan infections in four Australian hospitals: variable tests and variable results.Parasitology Open (in press)

Stelzer-Braid S, Liu N, Doumit M, D'Cunha R, Belessis Y, Jaffe A, Rawlinson WD. (2017) Association of rhinovirus with exacerbations in young children affected by cystic fibrosis: Preliminary data. J Med Virol. 2017 Feb 18. doi: 10.1002/jmv.24794.

Moffatt, C, Musto, J, Pingault, N et al 2016, 'Salmonella Typhimurium and Outbreaks of Egg-Associated Disease in Australia, 2001 to 2011',Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 379-385.

Vally, H, Glass, K, Ford, L et al 2016, 'Evaluation of a structured expert elicitation estimating the proportion of illness acquired by foodborne transmission for nine enteric pathogens in Australia', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 144, no. 5, pp. 897-906.

Hald, T, Aspinall, W, Devleesschauwer, B et al 2016, 'World Health Organization estimates of the relative contributions of food to the burden of disease due to selected foodborne hazards: A structured expert elicitation', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 11, no. 1, pp. -.

Moffatt, C, Greig, A, Valcanis, M et al 2016, 'A large outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni infection in a university college caused by chicken liver Australia, 2013', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. -, no. -, pp. 1-8.

Jensen TO, Stelzer-Braid S, Willenborg C, Cheung C, Andresen D, Rawlinson WD, Clezy K (2016) An outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in immunocompromised adults on a haematology ward. Journal of Medical Virology. doi: 1002/jmv.24521.

Gurney, J. K., Stanley, J., Baker, M. G., Wilson, N. J., & Sarfati, D. (2016). Estimating the risk of acute rheumatic fever in New Zealand by age, ethnicity and deprivation.Epidemiology & Infection. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s0950268816001291

Yapa CM; Furlong C; Rosewell A; Ward KA; Adamson S; Shadbolt C; Kok J; Tracy SL; Bowden S; Smedley EJ, 2016, 'First reported outbreak of locally acquired hepatitis E virus infection in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 204, pp. 274.e1 - 274.e6,

MacIntyre RR; Engells TE, 2016, 'Current Biological Threats to Frontline Law Enforcement: From the Insider Threat to DIY Bio',Law Enforcement Executive Forum, vol. 16, pp. 25 – 37

Huang X., Clements A.C.A., Williams G., Mengersen K., Tong S., Hu W. Bayesian estimation of the effects of weather factors on the dynamics of pandemic H1N1 influenza in Queensland: a space-time SIR-based model. Environmental Research. Accepted Jan 2016.

Moa AM, Chughtai AA, Muscatello DJ, Turner RM, MacIntyre CR. Immunogenicity and safety of inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Vaccine. 2016 Jul 2. pii: S0264-410X(16)30515-1. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.06.064.

Chughtai AA, Wang Q, Dung TC, Macintyre CR. The presence of fever in adults with influenza and other viral respiratory infections. Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Oct 3:1-8.

MacIntyre CR, Mahimbo A, Moa AM, Barnes M. Influenza vaccine as a coronary intervention for prevention of myocardial infarction. Heart. 2016 Sep 29. pii: heartjnl-2016-309983. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-309983. [Epub ahead of print] Review.]

Dyda A, Karki S, Hayen A, MacIntyre CR, Menzies R, Banks E, Kaldor JM, Liu B. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in Australian adults: a systematic review of coverage and factors associated with uptake. BMC Infect Dis. 2016 Sep 26;16(1):515.

Moa AM, Muscatello DJ, Turner RM, MacIntyre CR. Epidemiology of Influenza B in Australia: 2001-2014 Influenza Seasons. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2016 Sep 21. doi: 10.1111/irv.12432. [Epub ahead of print].

Gardner LM, Chughtai AA, MacIntyre CR. Risk of global spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) via the air transport network. J Travel Med. 2016 Sep 5; 23(6). pii: taw063. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taw063. Print 2016 Jun.

Heywood AE, Zwar N, Forssman BL, Seale H, Stephens N, Musto J, Lane C, Polkinghorne B, Sheikh M, Smith M, Worth H, Macintyre CR. The contribution of travellers visiting friends and relatives to notified infectious diseases in Australia: state-based enhanced surveillance. Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Aug 30:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]

Karki S, Newall AT, MacIntyre CR, Heywood AE, McIntyre P, Banks E, Liu B. Healthcare Resource Utilisation Associated with Herpes Zoster in a Prospective Cohort of Older Australian Adults. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 2; 11(8): e0160446. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160446. eCollection 2016.

McBride WJH, Abhayaratna WP, Barr I, Booy R, Carapetis J, Carson S, De Looze F, Ellis-Pegler R, Heron L, Karrasch J, Marshall H, McVernon J, Nolan T, Rawlinson WD, Reid J, Richmond P, Shakib S, Basser RL, Hartel GF, Lai MH, Rockman S, Greenberg ME (2016) Efficacy of a trivalent influenza vaccine against seasonal strains and against 2009 pandemic H1N1: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Vaccine doi 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.08.038

Wilson N, Boyd M, Nisa S, Clement C, Baker MG. Did exposure to a severe outbreak of pandemic influenza in 1918 impact on long-term survival? Epidemiol Infect 2016;144:3166-9.

Metcalfe S, Baker MG, Freeman J, Wilson N, Murray P. Combating antimicrobial resistance demands nationwide action and global governance [Editorial]. N Z Med J 2016;129(1444):8-14.

Gurney JK, Stanley J, Baker MG, Wilson NJ, Sarfati D. Estimating the risk of acute rheumatic fever in New Zealand by age, ethnicity and deprivation" in its current form for publication in Epidemiology and Infection. Epidemiol Infect 2016 Jun 17:1-0.

Bennett J, Howden-Chapman P, Chisholm E, Keall M, Baker MG. Towards an agreed quality standard for rental housing: Field testing of a New Zealand housing WOF tool. ANZJPH 2016 Mar 1.

Bissielo A, Pierse N, Huang Q, Thompson M, Kelly H, Mishin V, Turner N, SHIVERS Team. Effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine in preventing influenza primary care visits and hospitalisation in Auckland, New Zealand in 2015: interim estimates. Euro Surveill. 2016;21(1):pii=30101. DOI:

Pierse N, Kelly H, Thompson MG, Bissielo A, Radke S, Huang QS, Baker MG, Turner N. Influenza vaccine effectiveness for hospital and community patients using control groups with and without non-influenza respiratory viruses detected, Auckland, New Zealand 2014. Vaccine. 2016 Jan 20;34(4):503-9.